Noon Hour Concert

The Noon Hour Concert series, offered by the University of Waterloo Music Department at Conrad Grebel University College, presents performances by local, national, and international talent. These free concerts are presented in the fall and winter terms and feature classical, jazz, world music, and contemporary works. Noon Hour Concerts take place on most Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:20 pm, in the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel from September to March.

JUNO winning Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin and Timothy Steeves, piano) is an ensemble that has toured the world and produced 12 award-winning CD’s.Through live performances and acclaimed recordings, violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves have built an international career during over twenty three years together.

‘To our great joy, the town fills apace, and shops begin to be open again. Pray God continue the plague’s decrease!’ 

~Samuel Pepys, Sunday 31 December 1665

The Cardinal Consort of Viols returns to Conrad Grebel with ‘To Our Great Joy’, a concert of music by 16th and 17th century composers who were living witnesses to plague and pestilence.

Enjoy noon hour recitals by professional musicians from the comfort of home.

Although online concerts are becoming the norm for now, that doesn't mean they can't be special.  Noon Hour Concerts@Home continues the Grebel and UWaterloo Music Department tradition of providing professional musicians space to share their work, and supporting our communities through conversations and music. 

Toronto based award winning violinist Subhadra Vijaykumar brings the unique sounds of her Carnatic (South Indian classical) violin to the Chapel at Conrad Grebel. Subhadra will explain Carnatic Music and  how the Carnatic violin, while being identical to the western violin, still differs from it.

Amelia Grace YatesD.M.A., is a pianist, adjudicator, and instructor from Ancaster Ontario. A recent graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Yates’s research focusses on the solo piano music of Canadian composer Ann Southam. She is passionate about researching and performing the music of contemporary Canadian composers.